“Art has always been a fascination for me. Historical or contemporary scenes, I love capturing those moments of the wild western cowboys, the colorful life of the Native American Indians, the excitement and action of horses, stampeding buffalo, and the longhorns. My inspiration comes from real working cowboys, ranches and Sioux Indian Tribe…..dedication to the way of life in the west.”
Based in Colorado all of her life, Bennie has enjoyed art and won awards since she was a child and spends serious time in the studio creating expressive oil paintings and drawings for others to enjoy.
She studied fine art at the Art Students League of Denver; Red Rocks College in Golden, Colorado; and the Scottsdale Art School, Scottsdale, Arizona. Her work has been shown at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center in Breckenridge, Texas, Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas, and Museum of the Southwest in Midland Texas, Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska and others. Her affiliations include Oil Painters of America and American Plains Artists.